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01-15-2015, 02:45 PM
I don't know if this is the proper forum for this. but I am a dealer and have asked around in my group and have not got the answer I was searching for.. I want to replace a bizhub 601 with 1.5 mil the logical replacement is a black and white 654 and I am leaning that way anyways.. AI was told the only difference between these two machines 554 654 is speed. but I look at drum life fuser life and everything. there is a big difference.. you guys know these machines and they are too new for me to have any experience at 20k per month I am sure the slower machine would be fine.. what are some opinions? and again Ihope I put this in the right spot.. just looking for thoughts
and I really appreciate it. oh one more thing. the initial cost of the bigger machine is 3k more which is not big deal because with drum life and stuff. the slower machine would catch up and cost as well

have a good day folks


01-15-2015, 10:22 PM
I think the 554 and 654 are different print engines. The 554 is a sped up version of the 224. I would go with the 654, it is a closer match to the 601.

01-15-2015, 10:46 PM
I can only rave about the B654. the drum life is amazing got one that runs a lot of volume and the drum made it to 800K and still going strong. Got a code for the transfer belt retraction i pulled the belt and cleaned the sensor in the cavity. Also got a C-0204 today but that happens on all the new machines.

The 554 use an image unit.
The 654 uses a separate drum unit and a developer unit. The drum diameter is much bigger than the 554.

The 454 should handle that volume easily.

That B601 it good for a lot more than 1.5M but still very laboursome machine.

B654 drum pic
https://www.google.co.za/search?q=konica+minolta+c554+image+unit&espv=2&biw=1745&bih=925&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=QTa4VMj7McmwUfrugfAB&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#tbm=isch&q=konica+minolta+c654+image+unit&imgdii=_&imgrc=7y_UKsO_eCqBkM%253A%3B_b8aTvWhfuJtsM%3Bhttp% 253A%252F%252Fwww.precisionroller.com%252Fimg%252F G2041.wh.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.precisionrol ler.com%252Fdrum-units-for-konica-minolta-bizhub-c654%252Fproducts.html%3B420%3B420

B554 IU pic
https://www.google.co.za/search?q=konica+minolta+c554+image+unit&espv=2&biw=1745&bih=925&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=QTa4VMj7McmwUfrugfAB&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ#tbm=isch&q=konica+minolta+c554+image+unit&imgdii=_&imgrc=gnjiAI761QE6gM%253A%3BVEiQnRW3O0TrJM%3Bhttp% 253A%252F%252Fwww.precisionroller.com%252Fimg%252F G2097.wh.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.precisionrol ler.com%252Fdrum-units-for-konica-minolta-bizhub-c554%252Fproducts.html%3B420%3B420

01-15-2015, 10:55 PM
I think the 554 and 654 are different print engines. The 554 is a sped up version of the 224. I would go with the 654, it is a closer match to the 601.

Yes, you'll want the bizhub 654e or 754e. I've got a couple of schools beating on these machines, and they seem to be surviving well. The 454e/554e series have some firmware bugs to work out yet. =^..^=

01-19-2015, 02:44 AM
I have 40 BH 654 ..great machine ..go with it if you can!!!!

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